Oculus has been developing a set of new features for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 VR Headsets. The new update which is the v32 introduces few tweaks on the user experience, as well as to the Oculus Move health Tracking app.
Oculus Move app arrived a month after Oculus Quest 2, this app allows user to track calories burnt and time spent on exercise in VR.
Oculus is making tweaks to its Move health Tracking app that can monitor your movements within games to report like a fitness tracker does. But instead of tracking daily goals, Oculus added a new weekly goal feature that lets you select how many days a week you are aiming to work out in VR. This app also lets you to share your work out result to your Facebook timeline, groups or within a messenger.
Another feature that has attracted widespread attention is the option to automatically synchronize saved photos and videos taken in VR with the Oculus mobile app. In the previous update, there is a function similar to this new sync function, but the difference is that Oculus only allows you to upload files from the headset through the browser application in VR; compared to the original method of connecting the headset to the PC How to improve. This new synchronization feature goes a step further, allowing you to view or share content without the need for a headset, eliminating friction.
To sync items from your headset to the app for the first time, you need to open the file app from your Quest’s app library within the headset, then click the cloud icon that appear at top-right corner, this will ask you to turn on the syncing feature. Once you’re finished, your pictures and clips will be shareable and viewable within the device pane in the Oculus mobile app.
Even though screen casting has been long available on VR so that non-VR user can see what someone is playing, but for creators looking to get more content onto their portable devices, this would be a huge improvement.
Oculus also made a few changes in the social aspects of the headsets, for example on their Social side like the ability to gift apps and games while you have a headset on. Previously, gifting had to be done in the Oculus app or through a browser.